Blend exclusive: Liveblog with NC U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal
This is his first coffeehouse chat on an LGBT blog; join us in the comments and post your questions there; Jim Neal will answer them in the nested thread. I have a background post here, for those who are new to the blog. The archive of Jim Neal posts is here.
In October Jim Neal took questions from the North Carolina progressive community on BlueNC online town hall. It was there that he was asked about his sexual orientation. He disclosed it in a very matter-of-fact manner.
I've heard …
Submitted by omega_star on Sat, 10/20/2007 — 10:09am.
I've heard you're gay …
Submitted by JimNeal on Sat, 10/20/2007 — 10:18am.
I am indeed. No secret and no big deal to me — I wouldn't be running if I didn't think otherwise.
A bit of additional information…
Borrowing from phoenixdem, one of the members of the BlueNC community, which has been tracking Jim Neal's rise (as well as the reaction to it), a look at the sequence of events that has brought us to today:
Once this liveblog is over, please surf over to BlueNC to read the great forum with ally Ed Ridpath, who’s running in NC House 37 to unseat the anti-gay Skip Stam, one of the architects of the state marriage amendment that keeps getting killed in committee.